CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Wurster Partners Ltd. (“Wurster Partners”), a boutique leadership advisory firm, announces the launch of a new, more defined website. Leveraging over a decade of experience, this is part of a larger initiative to more accurately define our capabilities and influence across North American, Europe and Asian Pacific regions.

“We’re excited to launch our new web presence, and it will serve as a useful, informative destination for existing and future clients,” said Michael Wurster, Managing Partner of the firm. “The user-friendly design will allow visitors an opportunity to learn more about us, as well as our services and capabilities. This was an important milestone in more accurately reflecting our purpose.”

As part of the redesign, Wurster Partners’ wanted to amplify its focus across four core disciplines:

Corporate Governance: Wurster Partners has a dedicated practice to corporate governance and board consulting. We provide board assessment and selection, partnering with

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She’s International Boutique in Roanoke was featured Monday on television shopping channels QVC and HSN.

Quarate Retail Group, the parent company of QVC and HSN, partnered with the National Retail Federation Foundation to highlight 20 Black-owned businesses. The store is also being featured on the QVC and HSN websites and social media pages.

When QVC and HSN initiated the project, they asked employees for suggestions of businesses to highlight. One who had previously shopped at She’s International recommended the Roanoke store, said owner Diane Speaks.


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The fanfare for Tiwanna Jackson’s recently reopened beauty boutique has come and gone.

Now it’s time for the everyday work of scheduling, marketing and planning for the ebbs and flows in client bookings.

“This is a startup for the company all over again. I feel like I’m all the way back in 2014 right now,” Jackson said, referring to Tweak the Glam’s start date.

It’s been less than a month since Jackson’s boutique restarted its eyelash extensions and microblading (a form of eyebrow enhancement) services.

Read Tweak the Glam’s first Small Business Diary entry here.

The coronavirus temporarily closed the business in March. Then, looters taking advantage of protests over George Floyd’s death in police custody, ransacked the store in late May. That pushed Jackson’s timeframe back farther.

Jackson reopened in late August, and added a roster of seven artists who can handle some of Jackson’s clientele while they build

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Karen Hall, of Karen George, Emsworth

Now the passionate businesswoman wants to thank all her customers who kept the ladies wear shop in business throughout a turbulent summer.

Karen, from Hill Head, runs Karen George Boutique, in High Street, Emsworth. The 49-year-old took over the shop in 2016.

She said: ‘Like many, it really was touch and go as to whether we would survive.

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Karen George Ltd 34a High Street Emsworth

‘Unfortunately, not being an essential business, we had to close our door. We took advantage of the government grant, furloughed staff members and worked very hard to generate online sales.

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Businesses hope new law to limit gatherings to six people won’t affect them

‘We had a website but it wasn’t particularly active, more just a presence on the web for people to

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For 16 years, abaTina Boutique has been a beloved local spot for customers to browse, shop, and find a little bliss in Colorado Springs. Owner Tina Fredrickson spent those years pouring her heart and soul into the store and building lifelong relationships with customers. Now, she believes it’s time to move on.

In a recent newsletter, Fredrickson and her daughter and store manager, Jen Johnstone, announced they are looking for a passionate individual interested in buying abaTina.

“We are looking to hand the reins over to a new buyer who will take what we’ve built, bring their unique charms to it, and propel abaTina Boutique to even greater heights,” the letter stated.

“If you, or a group of you, have ever dreamed of owning your own boutique, the timing of our decision couldn’t be better. We are just about to enter the most profitable time of year for retail, and

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NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Aug. 31, 2020  Welcome to a digital world where fashion meets innovation. Wife and husband business partners, Marlo and Brian Hovis, launch Hypeach Boutique ( to provide a high-quality, online, shopping experience that also supports women and social causes. Founded in Newport Beach, Hypeach re-invents the traditional brick & mortar boutique shopping experience.

With a commitment to high-quality apparel at affordable prices, Hypeach embodies California Chic fashion inspired by the coastal lifestyle of Southern California.  The boutique features signature, premium brands including DIFF Eyewear, luxe vegan leather handbags by Melie Bianco, Olive & Pique hats, and Kancan denim. Hypeach also launched its Style Ambassador Program, a digital platform that enables women to create their own business and network with like-minded, fashion-inspired women.

“At Hypeach, our core mission is quality fashion that gives back,” said Marlo Hovis, co-founder and Chief Brand and Product

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Bryanetta Humphrey, the owner of the Talk of the Town boutique in Avondale, says she can find the perfect outfit for anyone.

Her boutique sells clothes among many other things

“I believe I was born to own the Talk of the Town,” Humphrey said.

Humphrey’s love for her business is evident. But she admits being a Black business owner in a predominately white community is not easy.

“You have to decide whose face are they going to see when you open the doors,” Humphrey said. “We didn’t have a grand opening. Why? Because we’re a Black-owned business.”

A year and a half after first opening the doors of the boutique, Humphrey started to feel more comfortable in her role as the face of the business.

That’s when she was hit with her next challenge: the coronavirus pandemic.

A study released by the Federal Reserve Bank of New

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Upgrade Boutique Founder Britney Winters Shares Fundamental Tips For Starting A Beauty Business

Britney Winters acquired over $350K in venture capital to grow her Black woman–owned beauty empire, Upgrade Boutique, an e-commerce platform that offers wigs and hair extensions.

Because she’s been a recipient of so much generosity throughout her lifetime, the Harvard Business School alumna says she feels an immense responsibility to pay it forward. 

So in honor of National Black Business Month, the CEO and founder shared a few insider tips on establishing a business, and if you’re a beauty entrepreneur, you’re going to want to take notes. 

Here, you can check out her sage advice for pitching your business ideas, finding the right investors, networking and trusting your gut. 

On Creating a Pitch Deck

“Some people can get funding simply based on having a great idea. I know a lot of White male classmates who had an idea, and somebody gave them $5 million to go figure out if it’s

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